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Index: Vintage Postcards Of Saguenay – Lac-St-Jean

This region is in the central/north part of Quebec on the north shore. The original inhabitants were the Montagnais, and these were later followed by the French. Today, there are 14 major communities in the area.

Chicoutimi black white

Main Street Bagotville ca. 40s/50s

Bagotville, St-Maurice Valley, Quebec.

Chicoutimi, Quebec (rue Racine) Continue reading

February 14, 2011 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Port Alfred (Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean) | Forestry Fridays


This is a vintage, black and white postcard of  the paper mill in Port Alfred, Quebec.

Vintage postcard of the old paper mill in Port Alfred, Quebec | Usine a paper

The text at the bottom of this vintage postcard reads ” Usine a papier – Paper Mills, Port Alfred, P.Q., Canada“.  The letters P.Q. used to be the abbreviation for Quebec (i.e. province of Quebec) but today the official abbreviation for Quebec is QC.

Port Alfred (now part of La Baie) is a port for the region which includes  Bagotville, Kenogami, Shipshaw, and the city of Chicoutimi. Lumbering in the Saguenay began with La Société des Vingt-et-un and continued into modern times with the building by the Price Bros. of the Port Alfred plant (now Abitibit Consolidated).  La Baie (Port Alfred) is now known for its Alcan Aluminum Plant.

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April 12, 2010 Posted by | . | , | Leave a comment

Shipshaw (Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean) | Hydroelectric Station | Chute a Caron

This is a vintage postcard of the Chute a Caron in Shipshaw, Quebec.

Your weapons–the mattock, the axe and the spade, The crusher, the mixer, the bucket, the drill, A sledge or a hammer, swung with a will! You — men of Shipshaw– ten thousand and more, You’re working, you’re building, you’re winning the war! Ten thousand warriors, loyal and fine Carrying on behind the battle line! — From “Men of Shipshaw”

W. Gordon Ritchie, The Aluminum Ingot, October 30, 1942


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Vintage Postcards of Quebec

Further Reading:

“As though there was no boundary”: American Review, Canadian Studies

Clearing for model town (Shipshaw) , Mtl Gazette, 1925

March 7, 2010 Posted by | . | , , | Leave a comment

Tadoussac (Saguenay) Quebec

This is a historic image of some traditional homes in the village of Tadoussac which is located on the St-Lawrence River in Quebec’s Saguenay region.


Family Names of Tadoussac and Tadoussac Village at the turn of the Twentieth Century

Belanger  –  Belley  –  Bernier  –  Bherer  –  Bouchard  –  Bouchard  –  Boulanger  –  Bouliane  –  Bourgoin  –  Brisson

Brisson  –  Caron  –  Chamberlain  –  Christensen  –  Corval  –  Cote  –  Couturier  –  Dallaire  –  Denis  –  Deschenes

Desgagne  –  Desmeules  – Duchesne  –  Dufour  –  Dumont  –  Durand  –  Fortin  –  Gagne  –  Gagne  –  Gagnon  –  Gauthier

Gingras  –  Girard  –  Gravel  –  Guerin  –  Harvey  –  Hovington  –  Hudon  –  Jourdain  –  Langois  –  Lapointe

Lavigne  –  Lavoie  –  Lemieux  –  Lepage  –  Levesque  –  Maher  –  Maltais  –  Marquis  –  Meunier  –  Morin

Morneau  –  Olsen  –  Otis  –  Ouellette  –  Pedneault  –  Perron  –  Plourde  –  Poitras  –  Radfort  –  Reneault

Robitaille  –  Rouleau  –  Savard  –  Simard  –  Tremblay

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Index: Vintage Postcards of Quebec

Further Reading:

Village of Tadoussac Today

September 6, 2009 Posted by | . | | 1 Comment